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. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... and friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: with just a week left before automatic spending cuts are set to begin, the obama administration stepped up pressure on republicans in congress today. the latest warnings came over the potential impact that furloughs would have on air trav, starng in apl. transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers could face new delays of 90 minutes at major airports in chicago, new york and san francisco. more than 100 air control towers at smaller airports could be closed, lahood said. airlines likely would cancel flights. and c
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: there may be hope yet for bringing the national epidemic of obesity under control. at least, the latest numbers on calories and fast food, released today, indicated possible progress. for years, health officials have warned about americans' growing girth. now, research from the centers for disease control and prevention suggests the fight against fat may be having an effect. among the findings: american children consumed fewer calories in 2010 than a decade before-- 7% less for boys and 4% less for girls. and for adults, fast food accounted for just over 11% of the calories consum
... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: there may be hope yet for bringing the national epidemic of obesity under control. at least, the latest numbers on calories and fast food, released today, indicated possible progress. for years, health officials have warned about americans' growing girth. now, research from the centers for disease control and prevention suggests the fight against fat may be having an effect. among the findings: american children consumed fewer calories in 2010 than a decade before-- 7% less for boys and 4% less for girls. and for adults, fast food accounted for just over 11% of the calories consumed in 2010, down from nearly 13% in 2006. the researchers acknowledge the changes are small and can't be fully explained. but public campaigns against obesity have intensified in recent years. last september, for instance, new york city's board of health limited sugared drinks and sodas to 16 ounces or less. mayor michael bloomberg praised the prohibition t
to receive. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: two major airlines announced a marriage of sorts, on this valentine's day. their combination means the field of major u.s. carriers will shrink by one. these jetliners-- sporting shiny new paint jobs-- are among the roughly 900 planes in the american airlines fleet and they're about to be joined by the 622 planes currently flying for u.s. airways. the price tag for the deal: $11 billion. creditors of american's bankrupt parent company a.m.r. will own 72% of the combined airline. the merger affects some 18
for the economy. >>> big bird, back in politics after mitt romney threatened the pbs star. the white house announcing first lady michelle obama teaming up with "sesame street's" big bird for two public announcements. they are encouraging kids to get active and eat healthy. >>> former first lady laura bush featured in the ad supporting same sex marriage. the respect for marriage features other republicans supporting same sex marriage. a spokesperson said mrs. bush did not approve of her inclusion or associated with the group that made the ad. she's asked the group to remove her name from that particular ad. same group behind the ad invited financial expert suzy orman to host an event in new york today. she talked about how banning same sex marriage actually hurts the economy and now orman's comments come at a time when the supreme court is considering constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. it defines as marriage exclusively between a man and a woman. it allows states not to recognize same sex marriage licenses that are issued in other states. so, suzy, good to see you. you're not
a certain way. >>> in a new pbs documentary, samberg says women have a long way to go but also do men. >> my brother-in-law once said he was baby sitting. i said, dude you're not baby sitting. you're the father. that's called fathering, parenting. that's not baby sitting. we need to live in a world where men do half women do half. >> facebook's chief operating officer wants to start a movement called lean in. some of the details were revealed last week by jodie cab tore of "the new york times." jodie, good morning. >> good morning. we should say this book is not out yet so people will have the opportunity to read it. what is cheryl sandberg trying to do? >> if you look at the fortune 500, only 21 ceos are female. so she wants to address that problem. she's telling women to lean in. if you want to understand her ideas, a very good preview is the ted talk she gave a year or two on this and her book will be out march 11. she basically wants women to become more aggressive and savvier about navigating the workplace. >> i think the issue is for many years it's been goi
's a good thing. the network's third season had a regular viewership four times of pbs's regular average. >> i'm not convinced. is it worth the investment of my time to try to catch up? >> yes. >> as soon as i get a live i'll watch "downtown abbey." >> it's an interesting trend i think that now you can get these shows and watch them in a two-day window. >> this is the thing netflix has done with "house of cards" and a lot of my friends hunkered down innier bedrooms and watched the whole thing. >> did they hunker down, watch it and love it? >> the win is if people are signing up for netflix subscriptions to get this. remains to be seen if they'll make money off it. they're making high quality product. >> doesn't it shift the social media in "downtown abbey" don't you lose the water cooler aspect if everybody's watching it over the weekend? >> it's the new water cooler aspect. people are not going online and using social media because they don't want to know. ♪ la, la, la, la, la >> like calling in sick from work because you don't want to find out who shot j.r. >> you have to wait before
fatigue, town hall part two, and this week's must-reads. we have political editor of the pbs news hour christina bellantone, robert traynumb, a georgetown university dean, and ed rendell, an nbc news political analyst. hello. nice to see you here. >> hello, there. >> robert, let's go to the blame game fatigue. let's take a listen to the first question that governor bobby jindal was asked on "meet the press" today. >> local air traffic control is on the funding block with this sequestration. and you heard the secretary say this is real disruption because they've got to cut a billion dollars. >> you know, the president, and you heard right, compared the president to lincoln. we need real presidential leadership here. the president needs to stand up to the plate. >> governor jindal's first instinct was just to blame the president, not talk about his state, for example. i mean, why shouldn't the american public be frustrated about this? it seems like it's always pointingpoint ing fingers and nobody taking a mirror and turning it on themselves and saying here's where i can do better. >> you
Search Results 0 to 25 of about 26 (some duplicates have been removed)